— The State Rooms
— The Royal Mews
— The Queen's Gallery
Buckingham Palace one of the most
famous Palaces in the world is the official London residence
of Her Majesty,
of England. June 2002 marked the "Queen's
Golden Jubilee" (her 50th Anniversary on the British
throne). June 2012 marks her 60th Anniversary.
The State Rooms
The State Rooms, at Buckingham Palace, are only open to the public for
a limited time during the Summer (by appointment only). The rooms are
lavishly furnished with some of the finest treasures from the Royal
Collection, including many priceless works of art by Rembrandt, Rubens,
Poussin and Canaletto; porcelains, sculptures, and some of the world's
finest English and French furniture.
Open August and September
The Royal Mews
The Royal Mews one of the finest Working Stables in existence features
a permanent display of State Vehicles, including the Gold State Coach used for
Coronations, and Carriages used for Royal and State occasions, State Visits,
Weddings and the State Opening of Parliament. A State Motor Vehicle is also usually
Most of the year, you can also see up to 30 Carriage-Horses which
play an important role in The Queen's official and ceremonial duties.
The Queen's Gallery
The Queen's Gallery is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions of
items from the Royal Collection— a collection of art and treasures held
in trust by The Queen for the Nation.
Closed April 9 and Dec. 25-26.
Entry by timed ticket.
Nearest Underground Stations
Victoria, Hyde Park Corner, St. James's Park or Green Park.
Arrange for a Group Tour
of Buckingham Palace during its Summer
Opening. Combine your visit to The State Rooms with The Royal Mews
and/or The Queen's Gallery...and see The Changing
of the Guard.
Official Royal Web Site
Info on the Royal Family, Art & Royal
Residences, History of the Monarchy, Visitor Info, Ticket Info and Reservations
for The State Rooms, The Royal Mews and The Queen's Gallery.
Calendar map feature showing what parts of England the Queen and other members
of the Royal Family are scheduled to visit.